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High Court issued Notice on another Plea against appointing TNPSC members

Madras HC issued notice on another writ petition from K Balu, president, Advocates Forum for Social Justice, challenging the appointment of 11 persons, including six lawyers, as members of the TN Public Service Commission.

Published: 04th February 2016 07:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2016 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has issued notice on another writ petition, this time a public interest one, from K Balu, president, Advocates Forum for Social Justice, challenging the appointment of 11 persons, including six lawyers, as members of the TN Public Service Commission.

The first Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, before which the PIL came up today, ordered notice to the State government and others returnable by March 31.

In the PIL Balu contended that the appointments is politically motivated as all the 11 members were rewarded with the plum constitutional posts for their loyalty to the ruling party. They had no experience to justify the appointment which involved recruiting people for government service.

The appointments, Balu said, were made without following any procedure and guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court. There was no transparency in the appointments and there was no representation for women. Most of those appointed belonged to one particular community, petitioner claimed.

 

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